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By Hope Goss, Ventura Real Estate
(Ventura Property Shoppe)
Last night, as the fireworks show was about to start, a gentleman came to the microphone and announced that a 2 1/2 year old little girl was missing in the crowd.  My heart was sinking as the announcer described the little white dress she was wearing and her shoulder length hair.  Then the announcer said they would turn up the lights as soon as the show was over.  I screamed, in my head, TURN ON THE LIGHTS NOW!!!!!  Well, as I was screaming that to myself, the crowd started screaming in unison, TURN ON THE LIGHTS NOW!!!!  They didn't stop until the announcer relented and said they would turn on the lights before the show.  The crowd cheered louder than I had heard them cheer all night.  A singer came on stage to sing the national anthem.  We all stood and sang along, but you could feel ...
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By Hope Goss, Ventura Real Estate
(Ventura Property Shoppe)
If you haven't been to Ventura's summer street fair, you have to check this out.  Held on Independence Day, this popular annual event attracts up to 50,000 people to Downtown Ventura.  With a children's Pushem - Pullem Parade at 10:30am., followed by nine blocks of Main Street and several side streets filled with 300 artisans, food booths, nonprofit organization displays and four stages of continuous live entertainment. Official Street Fair start time is 10:00am. until 5:00pm. Free events to the public and free shuttle service the event from the Ventura County Government Center. For Information call 805.654.7749 Pushem-Pullem Parade Application www.VenturaRealEstate.org    
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By Hope Goss, Ventura Real Estate
(Ventura Property Shoppe)
Friday July 4th, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.Fourth of July Street Fair and 33rd Pushem-Pullem Parade for kids.Main Street, downtown.For more information go to http://www.cityofventura.net/community.services   Friday July 4th, 5 to 9:30 p.m.Fourth of July celebration featuring fireworks and live music.4667 Telegraph Road, Ventura College.Ventura College's Fourth of July celebration, featuring fireworks and live music.For more information call (805) 654-6462.    Saturday July 5, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Continuing every Saturday of the summer!Main Street Mini Fair300 block of Main Street, mini park.Volunteer artists and musicians offer live music, arts and crafts and children's activities to promote downtown as a cultural destination. Free. More information: (805) 648-1902 or email: MainStreetFair@yahoo...
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By Hope Goss, Ventura Real Estate
(Ventura Property Shoppe)
  Just Sold!  Awesome Ondulando Home with views!  This home has 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, a big lot, and gorgeous mountain, valley and ocean views.  Over 2500 square feet.  Ondulando is located in the foothills of beautiful Ventura and feature large, private home sites as well as a community pool, spa, and tennis courts.  This home is located in the much sought after schools of Poinsettia, Cabrillo, and Ventura High.  Sold for $875,000 Search the MLS for Ventura Real Estate at www.HopeGoss.com
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By Hope Goss, Ventura Real Estate
(Ventura Property Shoppe)
4429 Sweetbriar Street Ventura, CA 93003 Beautiful Ventura Home Absolutely gorgeous home in a wonderful location above the college. Interior Features: Forced Air, Central Air, Hardwood Floors, Main Floor Bedroom, Fireplace, Family Room, Main Floor Bathroom, Appliances. Exterior Features: Landscaping, Deck/Patio, Grill/Barbeque, Fenced Yard. Price: $665,000 Type: Single Family Residential for Sale Floors: Single Parking/Garage: 2 Bedrooms: 3 Baths:2 Square Feet: 1530 Year Built: 1962 www.hopegoss.com/listings/AF24926E-BBCB-E126-A63350A1532DEF64.shtml www.hopegoss.com For more information contact: Hope Goss Ventura Real Estate Consultant Phone: (805)320-HOPE Hope@HopeGoss.com www.hopegoss.com Copyright © 2008 Hope Goss. All rights reserved.
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By Connie Tebyani, Platinum Home Staging, Los Angeles and Ventura County
(Platinum Home Staging, Inc. : RESA-Pro)
*********************************************************************** Subscribe to my Blog Platinum Home Staging, Inc. has been recognized and grown into a tremendous success built on customer service, integrity and best of all, customer referrals. Specializing in Home Staging, Interior Decorating and Model Home Interiors. Serving the San Fernando Valley, Conejo Valley and greater Ventura County areas. A home's first impression is the most important one. A home should be inviting and memorable; to stand out among the hundreds of homes that Buyer's may be looking at. Selling a home, is in fact, selling a product. Market the product, "package" it to appeal to as many potential buyers as possible. After all, ...How you live in your home, and how you sell your home, are two completely di...
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By Joe Virnig, No Ordinary Joe
(RE/MAX Gold Coast REALTORS, Ventura County, California)
Ventura Unified School District, California Ventura Unified School District    2007 API score Statewide ranking Similar school ranking 2008 target score Ventura Unified 786 - - - Blanche Reynolds Elem. 714 3 1 719 Citrus Glen Elem. 836 8 9 A Elmhurst Elem. 787 6 5 792 Foster Elem. 772 6 10 777 Juanamaria Elem. 861 9 9 A Lincoln Elem. 808 7 5 A Loma Vista Elem. 851 9 3 A Montalvo Elem. 741 4 9 746 Mound Elem. 939 10 7 A Pierpont Elem. 879 9 7 A Poinsettia Elem. 890 9 9 A Portola Elem. 872 9 10 A Saticoy Elem. 754 5 1 759 Serra (Junipero) Elem 838 8 4 A Sheridan Way Elem. 709 3 8 714 Sunset Elem. 777 6 7 782 Will Rogers Elem. 769 6 9 774 Anacapa Middle 771 7 7 776 Balboa Middle 807 8 6 A Cabrillo Middle 814 8 7 A De Anza Middle 701 4 10 706 Buena High 774 8 9 779 El Camino High 686 5 2 6...
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This past Friday (June 13, 2008) at the Marriott Ventura Beach Hotel, Bill Watkins, an economic forecaster and director of the UC Santa Barbara Economic Forecast Project told the Chamber of Commerce gathering that Ventura County is and will continue to do extremely well. To read full article go to:  www.venturacountyretalk.com
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By Connie Tebyani, Platinum Home Staging, Los Angeles and Ventura County
(Platinum Home Staging, Inc. : RESA-Pro)
Platinum Home Staging, Inc. was first contacted by Josh Addison for  Staging and Design Consulting to sell his water front marina home located in Ventura, CA.  Josh Addison is also the founder of the Bell Arts Factory, a non-profit organization which focuses on bringing  art, ceramics, music and other arts to children and the surrounding communities.  Consisting of over 20,000 square feet, the Bell Arts Factory houses over 25 local artists and a 2,000 square foot community room that is open to the public. Artists can be seen working or displaying their art on days when there are special events taking place in the Community Room, and Youth Programs are available for children from ages 6 - 18 for free. Josh was looking to help gain exposure for the local artists in the region, and Connie ...
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Ventura County real estate continues to show signs of having turned to the upside. Over the last week there has been a decline in listings (inventory); sales continue to  increase (although it slowed the last two weeks this past week when compared to prior weeks); the number of days on the market for sold properties continues to average three (3) months; and the variance between list price and average sales price for sold homes continues to hover around -5.0 %. Homes priced from $ 300,000 to the low $ 400,000's appear to be selling the fastest.  Conejo, Simi and Moorpark appear to be the highest sales area.  Fillmore continues to show prices sliding downward.  For complete article go to:  www.venturacountyretalk.com
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By Hope Goss, Ventura Real Estate
(Ventura Property Shoppe)
I was just looking though a blog a used to contribute to and saw a posting stating that there were only 3 beach properties available in Ventura.  Of course, this was a few years ago, but I thought it might be interesting to see what's available now.  While on broker tour last week, an agent that specializes in the beach area mentioned that there wasn't much available.  As of this morning there are approximately 26 single family homes available in Ventura ranging in price from $765,000 to $3,600,000.  Search for Ventura Beach Homes and Real Estate at: www.VenturaRealEstate.org  
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By Hope Goss, Ventura Real Estate
(Ventura Property Shoppe)
The Ondulando Club hosts social evenings on the first Friday of each month from 6-9pm in the Clubhouse.  The Clubhouse is located at 632 Skyview Terrace in Ventura.  Members of the Ondulando Club are encouraged to come and mingle with your neighbors and fellow club members.  The clusb is looking for a new host to facilitate the social evenings gathering.  Please phone Dick Gallagher at 642-5940 if you are interested in leading this festive event. Search for Ondulando Homes for Sale at: www.HopeGoss.com  
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By Joe Virnig, No Ordinary Joe
(RE/MAX Gold Coast REALTORS, Ventura County, California)
Anglican Churches in Ventura, CA Saint George's Anglican Church, 805-646-19676300 Telephone Road, Ventura, California 93003 Apostolic Churches in Ventura, CA Apostolic Assembly, 805-643-63421000 North Ventura Avenue, Ventura, California 93001Apostolic House Of Worship, 805-643-1528902 East Main Street, Ventura, California 93001Iglesia Apostolica Church, 805-653-9307 1000 North Ventura Avenue, Ventura, California 93001Iglesia Apostolica De Jesus, 805-647-792011163 Azahar Street,Ventura, California 93006  Assemblies of God in Ventura, CA First Assembly of God Church, 805-647-2004346 North Kimball Road, Ventura, California 93006Ventura Calvary Assembly, 805-643-4908396 San Clemente Street, Ventura, California 93001 Baptist College Heights Baptist Church, 805-656-3496 6360 Telephone Road, V...
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By Joe Virnig, No Ordinary Joe
(RE/MAX Gold Coast REALTORS, Ventura County, California)
The City of Ventura is located on the Southern California coast within Ventura County just one hour north of Los Angeles. With Ventura River at its northern boundary and the Santa Clara River at its southern edge, Ventura is very oriented toward water. It has the feel of a classic California beach town with a temperate Mediterranean climate to match.There are a myriad of recreational opportunities in Ventura, from miles of beaches, tennis courts, golf courses, and the Los Padres National Forest, to surfing, sailing, scuba diving, camping, and fishing.  The Ventura Harbor has marinas, restaurants, shops, galleries and the Channel Islands National Park Visitor Center.  Its a great place to spend a relaxing afternoon.  There is truly something in this area to please almost anyone.History b...
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By Hope Goss, Ventura Real Estate
(Ventura Property Shoppe)
We all know that certain cars have better resale than others, but why? Well, Kelly Blue Book says there are three main things that contribute to high resale value:wide appeal well maintained luxury itemsSound familiar? The same applies to homes. A freshly painted and carpeted home in inviting neutral tones appeals to most buyers. In addition, a well maintained and cared for home is apparent to most buyers. Last, luxury items and upgrades such as wood floors, stainless steel appliances, and granite countertops are things buyers have on their wish list.Even if you aren't selling right now, keep these things in mind when you are doing repairs and upgrading your home.  Search for Ventura Real Estate at:www.VenturaRealEstate.org
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By Hope Goss, Ventura Real Estate
(Ventura Property Shoppe)
Nope it's not a minivan I'm talking about. It's an open house day for Realtors and the one day a week that all the Realtors in town get together and check out all the new listings. So? Well, if your Realtor participates, this is a definite benefit. If you are a buyer, wouldn't you like your Realtor to tell you about homes that they've seen personally, and not just on a computer screen? This might save a lot of your time driving around and looking at homes that don't fit your criteria. What if you are a seller? Many times something very important about your home may not be portrayed in the listing. It might just be the thing that a particular client has been waiting for. By making your home available for Caravan, many agents come to see your home and then go back to enthusiastically tell...
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By Lynn Kenton, Ventura Real Estate
(Troop Real Estate Ventura)
Regarding the market, activity seems to be picking up again. While I expect we'll see some softening yet in the next few months, the properties that are well priced are moving quickly. I've written three offers for various clients last week. One was a bank owned home with multiple offers. We wrote it at full price, no contingencies, 30% down, clients had a  750 FICO score and we lost out to someone else...so it goes. All the agents in our office have had the same experiences and this is a time that is frequently slow even in a good market.   I ran some stats from MLS today for the city of Ventura. In the last 30 days pending sales have more than doubled from the 30 period before. Granted we had a way to go for improvement, but the change is palpable.I'm advising my buyers that when see ...
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By Lisa Harkson
(RE/MAX Gold Coast REALTORS)
                                                                                          The Ventura Harbor's 31st Annual Parade of Lights "The Polar Express" will be held December 14th and 15th. Activities will begin at 5:00 pm with visits from Santa Claus, train rides, live music, photos and holiday characters, games and winter carnival rides. The Parade of Lights will begin at 7:00 pm and the fireworks will end the evening at 9:00 pm.If you are interested in entering your boat in the parade, please contact the Ventura Harbor. There is no entry fee and a grand prize of $500. Free parking and admission.Free Admission and Parking.You may also visit the Ventura Harbor web site for more information on upcoming events and delectible restaurants http://www.venturaharborvillage.com/.
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By Ana Zepeda, DRE LIC# 01039054
(Troop Real Estate )
 Call Us For A Free List Of Homes In Foreclosure Ventura, Ca Real Estate Homes For Sale   As Ana Zepeda and Associates we continuously monitor local real estate statistics to keep our clients informed and ahead of the real estate trends. Below you will find City of Ventura statistics for the week of 6/20/10 thru 6/27/10.     New homes on the market: 43 Number of homes back on the market: 17 Number of homes entering escrow: 37 Number of homes closing escrow (sold): 16 Number of homes expiring: 3     To receive free valuable information about the value of your home or if you would like a free list of homes for sale in this area, please visit: http://www.anazepeda.com/        Ana Zepeda DRE LIC# 01039054 Troop Real Estate 137 E Thousand Oaks Blvd  Ana Cell: 805-217-7406 http://www.anazeped...
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By Cheryle Estes
(Troop Real Estate)
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